Recipe: Omega 3 Rich Cioppino


Jayne Ottman and I came up with this recipe for our last class. It was really yummy, easy and fast! Perfect for when you have guests over and you don’t want to spend all of your time in the kitchen. You can do all of the prep work before your guests arrive and then prepare it in front of them in about 15 minutes.

Omega 3 Rich Cioppino


  • 2 pounds of Dover Sole (or any thin, firm, white fish), thinly filleted and cut into 2-inch wide pieces
  • 1 Fennel bulb
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 16 ounces low-sodium clam juice
  • 3 tablespoons Vom Fass Garlic EVOO
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, de-shelled and de-veined
  • 1 pound raw scallops
  • 56 ounces canned low-sodium tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons Vom Fass Chili Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Crescendo Bruschetta alla Toscana (available at Vom Fass)
  • 1 avocado
  • Crescendo Fleur de Sel
  • Crescendo Garlic Pepper


  • At least 3-4 hours prior to the time you plan to cook, clean all seafood and put in separate plastic Ziploc bags.
  • In each bag, put 2 tablespoons of Vom Fass Chili Oil and 1 tablespoon of Bruschetta alla Toscana.
  • Seal and refrigerate.
  • If you are using large diver scallops, cut into bite size pieces before you begin marinating in the plastic bags.
  • Process the fennel bulb, garlic and onion in your food processor.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large pot, saute the fennel, garlic and onion over medium-high heat in the Garlic EVOO until you have sweated the aromatics but before they begin to brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and clam juice and bring to a boil.
  • When the stew is boiling, add the seafood and cover.
  • Cook just until the shrimp and scallops are done.
  • This may take just five minutes.
  • The dover sole should fall apart in the stew, which gives it a lovely heartiness.
  • Finish with Fleur de Sel and Garlic Pepper to taste.
  • Serve with sliced avocado.
  • Enjoy!

About Author

Never one to shy away from trying something new, Kim Weiss shares her love of cooking and her taste for experimentation with us each week in The Creative Kitchen. Weiss was born into a family of cooks. Her father was a gourmet. Her aunts could collectively cook circles around anyone, and her grandmother, she claims, “was the best southern cook God put on the face of this earth.” Weiss began cooking for her family and friends at age 10 and hasn’t stopped. While formally schooled as a lawyer and not as a chef, she applies the same kind of creativity to cooking that she once put into crafting a legal argument. Weiss is also the owner of Vom Fass, a store selling gourmet culinary condiments, fruit vinegars, exquisite oils, selected wines and spirits.

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